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Grateful Dead Live at Jai-Alai Fronton on 1974-06-22

Set 1

The Promised Land ->
Greatest Story Ever Told
Me And Bobby McGee
Scarlet Begonias
Jack Straw
Loose Lucy
Mexicali Blues
The Race Is On
It Must Have Been The Roses
Playing In The Band

Set 2

China Cat Sunflower ->
I Know You Rider
Me And My Uncle
Ship Of Fools
El Paso
Eyes Of The World ->
Wharf Rat ->
Sugar Magnolia

Johnny B. Goode

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Jai-Alai Fronton
Location Miami, FL

Source Sick Bits Vol. 21a - SBD/AUD Matrix of 2 previously circulating sources: SBD (shnid=212) + AUD (shnid=14193).
Transferred by Chris Chappell


Source: Matrix (SBD/AUD mix):

SBD: (shnid=212) - via Darrin Sacks


AUD: (shnid=14193) - via Noah Weiner(encoding) via Mark Cohen(A/D xfer)

Recorded by Jerry Moore about 15 rows from the stage on center axis
with 2 hand held AKG D-1000E mics > Sony 152 deck. Maxell UD-120
cassettes, with Dolby B ON.

Both sources were converted to WAV >
Sony Vegas 5 > WAV > CD Wave > FLAC 16 (level 8)

Matrixed by Chris Chappell

Since the second set fits on one disc, I would put the tuning + Playin' by
themselves on disc 2. Tracks are named by set as opposed to disc as there
are many media options now for output.

General Notes:

Both nights at the Miami Jai-Alai Fronton are excellent shows in their own
right, following closely on the heels of the amazing 6-16 and 6-18 shows, all
part of a short 8 show summer run. This Saturday night show, often overshadowed
by the unique show the following night, is crackling with energy, and features
an amazing China>Rider, a 28+ minute Playin', and the 9th Scarlet ever. As a
foreshadow of the Healy weirdness to follow the next night, there is a strange
electronic effect at the beginning of Greatest Story - the first time I have
heard this type of effect used at a Dead show. Healy must have had a new toy.

The SBD mix is somewhat low in terms Garcia's guitar due to his loud stage volume.
Thus, when coupled with the excellent Jerry Moore AUD, which is predominated by
Garcia, the matrix really works well with everyone represented and balanced.

Many thanks to Jerry Moore for recording the AUD, and to Mark Cohen for the
transfer, and to Noah Weiner for converting it to shn. Thanks to Darrin Sacks
for the SBD source.

Thanks to Bill Zormeir (AKA Zman) for the excellent artwork.


Editing Notes:

- Pitch/Synch
Both sources were very close in pitch, the SBD being the closest to A=440.
I synched the AUD to the SBD and the AUD had to be pitched up only 4 to 6 cents.
The alt. SBD which provides the encore had to be pitched up 50 cents and was
treated with some light NR due to excessive hiss from multi-gen analog transfers.

- Sonic Quality/Matrix ratio
No EQ was applied to either of the two sources. I applied very sparingly
Waves L2 (limiter) to the master 2 buss to keep things contained, the
levels rarely hitting zero, thus the limiting is quite scarce. All I was
trying to do here is to add some dimension to the SBD by using the
ambience of the AUD. The result is a lively but clear recording, hopefully
close to how it sounded at the show. If I had to guess the SBD/AUD ratio
would be somewhere between 3:1 and 2:1. Note that Jerry's presence in the
matrix mix is enhanced greatly from the AUD due to his loud stage volume.

- Edits
The following are places where the SBD and AUD had splices, holes or
incomplete coverage in reference to the final matrix timeline.


s1t01 (0:00 - 2:31) - missing (tuning)
s1t04 (5:33 - 6:26) - missing (tuning)
s1t06 (5:30 - 6:21) - missing (tuning)
s1t07 (6:45 - 8:10) - missing (tuning)
s1t07 (8:16 - 8:45) - missing (tuning)
s1t08 (4:38 - 5:11) - missing (tuning)
s1t09 (4:37 - 6:21) - missing (tuning)
s1t10 (3:21 - 4:08) - missing (tuning)
s1t11 (7:03 - 8:26) - missing (tuning)
s1t12 (3:18 - 4:17) - missing (tuning)
s1t13>14 (5:20 - 1:04) - missing (tuning)
s1t15 (9:21:58 - 9:21:65) - missing
s1t15 (28:22 - 28:42) - missing (crowd)
s1t15 (8:16 - 8:45) - missing (tuning)
s2t01 (0:00 - 1:17) - missing (tuning)
s2t03 (5:02 - 6:48) - missing (tuning)
s2t04 (3:05 - 5:02) - missing (tuning)
s2t05 (6:08 - 6:31) - missing (tuning)
s2t06 (4:35 - 6:15) - missing (tuning)
s2t08 (9:23 - 9:37) - missing
s2t09 (8:41 - 11:17) - missing (tuning)
s2t10 - missing all - supplied by alt. SBD

s2t07 (12:56 - 13:03) - missing

Full coverage is achieved, and almost all the missing elements from the SBD
are tuning/crowd.


Reviewer: Dead In Istanbul - - November 13, 2009
Subject: Always been a classic
This an the Freedom Hall shows have always been classics. When I borrowed my older brother's tapes (I imagine a lot of us did) he pushed the '74 shows on me. Nothing wrong with these shows really, great playing a setlists. This one starts off pretty normal with the levels still getting adjusted. By the middle of Promised Land they get the sound sorted out.

I like the usher in the crowd noise after Deal that asks seat number 10 "Where's your ticket?" I think it adds to the atmosphere.
Reviewer: geerbo - - September 29, 2009
Subject: fantastic matrix!!!
I have to admit...this show just put a BIG smile on my face.
Reviewer: oh_uh_um_ah - - July 24, 2009
Subject: The GRATEFUL DEAD "Live On Stage" June 22, 1974, at Jai Alai Fronton, Miami, FL, U.S.A.


It's a Chris Chappell audio "Masterpiece".

Beautifully mixed sound board and audience tapes. I hope to see more of these "mixes", it's like being there...the ambience is exciting and refreshing, I ENJOY IT! WOW!

5 Stars for the mix, recording, performance and transfer.

I highly recommend clicking on Chris Chappell's name and collecting all his GRATEFUL DEAD shows, he has impeccable taste.

"She had rings on her fingers and bells on her shoes, I knew without asking she was into the blues...she wore Scarlet Begonias!"

For easy streaming and downloading users of Windows XP should view this webpage with RealPlayer. It has a 3 band EQ you can use while downloading the song, although the data is not altered, you can tweak the sound to your liking.

After you download the songs, open them in Windows Media Player and use its 10 band EQ, TruBass, SRS WOW Effects to fiddle with the sound even more. Windows Media lets you control the speed of the music too, so any of the shows you downloaded that sound fast can be slowed down using WMP.

I highly recommend adding this show to your 1974 GRATEFUL DEAD.

The "Man" giveth and the "Man" taketh away...

Here's one way to download this show:

The IA recommends users of Windows XP view this web-page with RealPlayer.

RealPlayer is a free media player you can download at

Using RealPlayer to view this webpage, click the VBR M3U link to open the songs in the Playlist. If your Playlist is not open, open it by clicking the Playlist icon at the lower right hand corner of RealPlayer.

Once the songs are in the Playlist, double click the song to play it, then click the record button at the lower left hand corner of Realplayer to record it.

When the red line reaches the other end click the stop button to download the song. Your song is in the RealPlayer Downloads folder. Repeat these steps for each song.

Eat, Drink, Be Merry and Listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD.

Thanks for the love from so long ago in 1974.

PS: Get both nights at Jai-Alai Fronton, June 22 & 23.
Reviewer: xvgi - - July 24, 2009
Subject: You got to hear this
This is a fantastic show with an amazing feel and energy level. It leaves the next night (6/23) in the shade. For some reason people praise 6/23 to the heavens but I just don’t hear it. To me 6/23 sounds uninspired. But 6/22 is one of the best shows I’ve heard.
Reviewer: serpentale - - April 18, 2009
Subject: wow #2!
it seems impossible that this show deserves so few comments! I could eat this raw...everyday...with no condiments! Beautiful! Honestly,this show's probably
a 4.5 star but I give it a full 5 'cause it seems to be a bit of secret. THE PEOPLE MUST KNOW! JAI-LAI
Reviewer: ccclyde - - December 3, 2008
Subject: wow
How does this not have a review yet? Excellent show from a great year and a even greater month. The matrix is very well done. I love having the crowd there for the big moments. Highly recommend getting this one.
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